KMT Chairman Wu steps down after disastrous election defeat

Update: KMT Central Standing Committee member Lin Rong-te (林榮德), not Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) as originally announced, has been selected as interim chairman by the party's top decision...

Taiwan's MRT Circular Line to miss inauguration target by end of 2019

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit system will not start operating by the end of the year as expected because the date for a final inspection has yet to be set, ...

Bikeway connecting New Taipei and Taoyuan inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of New Taipei City and Taoyuan both participated in the inauguration ceremony for a 65-kilometer bikeway that now connects the two cities, CNA reported on Tuesd...

KMT presidential candidate Han names former rival Chu chief campaign manager

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday named former New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) as his chief campaign manager, before Chu and a number of KMT heavyweights jo...

New immigrant lunches to be introduced at New Taipei elementary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government's Department of Education launched the "International Cuisine Education Program" on Monday (Dec. 2), adding dishes from seven ...

2020 Taiwan Elections: Party heavyweights battle for bellwether New Taipei City seats

New Taipei City, which has 12 legislative seats up for grabs and is known as a bellwether municipality, has emerged as a battleground ahead of the January 2020 elections, drawing the attention of the ...

Food safety monitoring center to ensure safe lunches in New Taipei City schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A monitoring center will be in place in New Taipei City before the start of next semester to ensure the safety of lunches provided to junior high and elementary schools in...

New Taipei, Jaluit Atoll ink pact on sisterhood ties

New Taipei and Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands inked a pack on establishing sisterhood ties Sunday, a step forward in building deeper relations between the two sides. Witnessed by Marshall Isl...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line set to operate by year-end

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year, the Department of Transit Systems of New Taipei City said Fr...

Taipei Environmental Arts Festival creates lively atmosphere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 1,600 people attended the opening of the 2019 Tamsui Environmental Arts Festival in Tamsui Old Street on Sunday (Oct. 20). Coinciding with the 135th anniversa...

Taiwan elementary school principal perishes in fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A pre-dawn house fire erupted in Yingge (鶯歌), New Taipei City on Monday (Oct. 21), killing Fengming Elementary School Principal Tseng Chun-Kai (曾俊凱), his wife and their 19...

Taiwan media poll shows Tsai pulling ahead, Han most hated politician

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the latest poll conducted by ETtoday, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has pulled further ahead, with 43.4 percent of respondents now supporting her, while itinerant Kaohsiung m...

Han Kuo-yu offers core campaign message at mass rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Koumintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) spoke before a massive rally of “Han fans” in New Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 8) where he declared the four funda...

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